Introduction to Knowledge Graphs (Online Workshop) with Howard Knowles

  1 day


Many organisations are seeing increasing volumes of data needing to be shared and substantial custom system development to cope with it.

This course will explain how knowledge graphs can offer solutions to these problems: including shared data and data descriptions; peta-byte scalability; and distributed queries; all built on World Wide Web Consortium standards.

Two people looking at a laptop | Introduction to Knowledge Graphs workshop with Howard Knowles

This course will be offered virtually over 1 full-day session..

Our virtual courses offer the same expert-led, hands-on experience we've offered since 2013 — accessible from the comfort of your own home (office).

You'll join Howard and participants from around the globe in a virtual classroom where you'll utilise collaboration tools like Zoom and Slack as well as a cloud hosted knowledge graph for practical exercises to start you on your Knowledge Graph journey.

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Introduction to Knowledge Graphs is also available as an In-Person Workshop.

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Learn how to:

Write semantic queries using SPARQL

Share your data and its descriptions

Think about the meaning of data in new ways

Use the power of RDF to represent any information

Effortlessly integrate data from multiple sources

Leverage proven W3C standards to deliver advanced capabilities without the risk of a proprietary solution

About the Authors

Semantic Partners

Semantic Partners is a network of experienced Data Engineers, who love the power of Semantic Tech to break the boundaries of data-silos, and give you the insights you’ve been yearning for.

Howard Knowles

Over the past 20 years Howard has worked in a number of startups, as well as in enterprises and government. He has been involved in running and growing organisations, sales, client and partner management, and capital fundraising, whilst still finding time for solution architecture and development.

Howard is a Semantic Engineer and Partner at Semantic Partners, responsible for pre-sales consulting, methodology and training.

With decades of experience working in a variety of industries – including financial, government and industrial – Howard is passionate about eliminating unnecessary complexity in systems. He strongly believes that Knowledge Graph can simplify the way we manage our data whilst at the same time making it more useful.

Available dates

Dates coming soon

Can't make it on any of these dates?
Our team is happy to discuss other options with you.
Contact us at and mention ref: KNOWGRPH-SP-02.
Private tuition and large-group discounts are also available. Find out more here.

Who should take this workshop?

If you are interested in gaining a basic understanding of how knowledge graphs can address the challenges of the data and AI readiness, this is the course for you!


This is an introductory Knowledge Graph course but in order for you to benefit from it, you should have a basic understanding of how the world wide web works. Prior exposure to XML is helpful but not essential.

Workshop Outline

On this workshop you will learn about:
  • The data challenges facing many organisations today
  • How knowledge graphs can address these challenges
  • Linked data and the semantic web
  • What a graph is and how it compares to a relational database
  • Knowledge graph representation - Resource Description Framework (RDF)
  • Representations of RDF: N-Triples, Turtle, TriG, N-Quads, JSON-LD, RDFa, RDF/XML
  • Knowledge Graph architecture - the Semantic Layer Cake
  • Querying knowledge graphs with SPARQL
  • An overview of some advanced topics: FAIR data principles, RDFS, SHACL, and OWL

Introduction to Knowledge Graphs (Online Workshop) with Howard Knowles
Dates coming soon